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The Ancient Parish of SHEFFIELD

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"SHEFFIELD, a market and parish-town, in the upper-division of Strafforth and Tickhill, liberty of Hallamshire; 6 miles Rotherham, 12 from Chesterfield, (Derbys.) 13¾ from Penistone, 14 from Barnsley, 16 from Bakewell, 18 from Doncaster and Worksop, (Notts.) 20 from Bawtry, 24 from Mansfield, (Notts.) 24 from Buxton, (Derbys.) by Middleton, and 28 by Bakewell, 55 from York, 162 from London. Markets, Tuesday and Saturday. Fairs, Tuesday in Trinity Week, and November 28, for horses, horned cattle, &c. Bankers, Messrs. Morland and Co. 50, Pall Mall; Sheffield and Rotherham Bank, Messrs. Walkers, Eyre, and Stanley, draw on Messrs. Everett, and Co. 9, Mansion House Street; Messrs, Rimington, and Youngs, draw on Messrs. Masterman, Peters, and Co. 2, White Hart Court, Lombard Street. Principal Inns, Tontine, Angel, Commercial, and Kings Head Hotel. Pop. 42,157. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Peter, or the Holy Trinity, in the deanry of Doncaster, value, 12. 15s. 2½d. Patron, the Rev. Thomas Sutton. Here are also three Churches, viz. St. Pauls Church built in 1740, in Norfolk Street; St. James' Church, erected in 1788 in the Vicar's Croft, to both these Churches the Vicar of Sheffield is Patron. Here is also a Chapel at the Duke of Norfolk's Hospital, opened in 1777, in which service is celebrated daily: the Rev. Wm. Downs is curate and governor, and the Rev. Thomas Robinson, officiating curate." (There is further information for Sheffield).

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Attercliffe
  • Banner Cross
  • Bell Hagg
  • Bent's Green
  • Bridge Houses
  • Brightside Bierlow
  • Brightside Green
  • Broom Hall
  • Burngreave
  • Burrow Lee
  • Button Hill
  • Carbrook
  • Carrwood
  • Cherry Tree Hill
  • Clough Field
  • Crabtree
  • Crookes
  • Crookesmoor
  • Cross Poole
  • Darnall
  • Ecclesall Bierlow
  • Edge
  • Endcliffe Hall
  • Farfield
  • Farm
  • Fulwood
  • Fulwood Booth
  • Gleadless
  • Goddard Hill
  • Greystones
  • Grimesthorpe
  • Heeley
  • High House
  • Highfield
  • Hill Foot
  • Hills
  • Hillsborough
  • Little Common
  • Longley
  • Lydgate
  • Machon Bank
  • Miln Houses
  • Morewood
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Neepsend
  • Nether Green
  • Nether Hallam
  • New Hall
  • Newfield Green
  • Norwood Hall
  • Owlerton
  • Park Grange
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsmoor
  • Porto Bello
  • Ranmoor
  • Sandygate
  • Scraith
  • Sharrowhead
  • Sheffield Manor
  • Shirecliffe Hall
  • Steel Bank
  • Stumper Low Hall
  • Tapton Grange
  • Tapton Grove
  • Upper Hallam
  • Upper Thorpe
  • Walkley
  • Whirlow
  • Whiteley Wood Hall
  • Wicker

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]

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